Τετάρτη, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Case Study - Impel

Read in the following link the success case regarding the experience of Impel with the Cloud office sevDesk.gr!


Κυριακή, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Excerpts from ''The Price of Inequality''

My current read is ''The Price of Inequality'' written by Joseph E. Stiglitz (winner of the Nobel prize for Economics). I am sharing some excerpts from the book that I believe will provide some food for thought on global markets, their impact on local economies and why there is so much inequality nowadays between rich and poor people, stemming from bad government policies or market regulations that favor the top 1%.

''The theory that came to dominate, begininning in the second half of the nineteenth century-and still does-was called ''marginal productivity theory'';those with higher productivities earned higher incomes that reflected their greater contribution to society. Competitive markets, working through the laws of supply and demand, determine the value of each individual's contributions. If someone has a scarce and valuable skill, the market will reward him amply, because of his greater contribution to output. If he has no skills, his income will be low. Technology, of course, determines the productivity of different skills: in a primitive agriculture economy, physical strength and endurance is what mattered; in a modern hi-tech economy, brainpower is more relevant.''

''Many of the individuals at the top of the wealth distribution are, in one way or another, geniuses at business. Some might clain, for instance, that Steve Jobs or the innovators of search engines or social media were, in their way, geniuses. Jobs was number 110 on the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest billionaires before his death, and Marck Zuckerberg was 52. But many of these ''geniuses'' built their business empires on the shoulders of giants, such as Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who has never appeared on the Forbes list. Berners-Lee could have become a billionaire but chose not to-he made his idea available freely, which greatly speeded up the development of the Internet.''

Another excerpt in which you can replace Spain with Greece to understand what has really happened to the latter's economy since 2007 and the institutional trap it has fallen into.

''As GDP decreases and unemployment increases, tax revenues fall, and expenditures on social programs rise. The deficit increases. Ordinarily, countries could lower their exchange rate and interest rates to make their economy more competitive; the resulting increase in exports would help boost the economy. Spain gave up these important tools when it joined the eurozone, but remarkably the eurozone didn't offer new policy intrsuments to take the place of these traditional adjustment mechanisms.''

Παρασκευή, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Assorted Links

Tips From A Local Expert: Explore Athens, Greece On Public Transit - http://moovitapp.com/blog/tips-athens-transit/

Cloud office for Greek freelancers & small business owners - https://sevdesk.gr/

The new world of mobility - https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/10/the-new-world-of-mobility/

Spotify in Talks to Acquire SoundCloud (Report) - http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/spotify-soundcloud-acquisition-report-1201873039/

The Characteristics Of The Most Attractive SMB SaaS Companies - http://tomtunguz.com/ideal-smb-saas-company/

Using behavioral science to improve the customer experience - http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/using-behavioral-science-to-improve-the-customer-experience

Παρασκευή, 5 Αυγούστου 2016

sevDesk - Το πιο εύκολο γραφείο!

Τί είναι το sevDesk; Το sevDesk είναι ένα online γραφείο και λογισμικό για λογιστικά. Μπορείτε να γράψετε ειδικές προσφορές, διαχειριστείτε τους πελάτες σας και να κάνετε λογιστικά.

Τι πλεονεκτήματα προσφέρει το sevDesk; Ως ένα λογισμικό που βασίζεται στο σύννεφο (cloud), το sevDesk είναι διαθέσιμο σε οποιαδήποτε σχεδόν συσκευή χωρίς εγκατάσταση. Ξεκινήστε το πρόγραμμα περιήγησης, συνδεθείτε και απλά χρησιμοποιήστε το sevDesk.

Για ποιον είναι το sevDesk; Το sevDesk είναι ιδανικό για μικρούς επιχειρηματίες και μικρές επιχειρήσεις.

Χαρακτηριστικά & Δυνατότητες:

Γράψτε τιμολόγια – Μπορείτε να γράψετε τιμολόγια εύκολα με το λογιστικό πρόγραμμα sevDesk. Μπορείτε να εκτυπώσετε το τιμολόγιό σας με ένα μόνο κλικ ή να το στείλετε μέσω e-mail.

Κάντε λογιστικά – Με το sevDesk, μπορείτε να αποθηκεύσετε ψηφιακά τα έγγραφά σας εύκολα και με σαφήνεια. Το λογισμικό μας για λογιστικά δημιουργεί αυτόματα ένα τιμολόγιο πλεονάσματος εσόδων για σας. Ακόμη και προσωρινές επιστροφές ΦΠΑ μπορούν εύκολα να δημιουργηθούν άμεσα στο sevDesk.

Διαχείριση Αποθήκης – Με τη διαχείριση αποθήκης sevDesk, μπορείτε να δείτε το απόθεμά σας οπουδήποτε και οποιαδήποτε στιγμή. Μπορείτε να δημιουργήσετε μια παράδοση με μερικά μόνο κλικ. Κατά τη διάρκεια της αποστολής το απόθεμά σας ρυθμίζεται αυτόματα.

Διαχείριση Πελατών – Μέσω της ολοκληρωμένης διαχείρισης πελατών, μπορείτε να διαχειριστείτε εύκολα όλα τα δεδομένα των πελατών. Τα τιμολόγια, προσφορές και περισσότερες λειτουργίες αναθέτονται αυτόματα από τον πελάτη και εμφανίζονται σε μία σαφή λίστα.

Δοκιμάστε σήμερα το sevDesk δωρεάν. Κάντε την εγγραφή σας

Πολλές περισσότερες λειτουργίες: 
Δημιουργία Επαναλαμβανόμενων Τιμολογίων
Κρατήστε έξοδα και πληρωμές
Περιβάλλον – API
Διαχείριση εργασιών
Πολλαπλοί χρήστες ανά λογαριασμό

sevDesk – ασφαλές, αποτελεσματικό, αξιόπιστο

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Κυριακή, 31 Ιουλίου 2016

Interview with Bruce Bixler

Please introduce yourself to the readers of this blog and update us on your latest business endeavors

Hi Stathis, My name is Bruce Bixler, seven years ago I lost my job. Everyone told me to get on LinkedIn. I got on LinkedIn and nothing happened. Went to several LinkedIn workshops and the only thing the speakers told us was how to set up a profile. I wanted to know HOW to use it.

So I started doing my own presentations to show others how to use LinkedIn. I did land a job but kept on learning everything I could about LinkedIn. I started to get paid for my presentations and workshop. Now that I'm at retirement age I want to transition into doing LinkedIn full time and quit my regular retail job.

Why have you focused specifically on Linkedin compared to other social media platforms available?

I focused on LinkedIn because it was the most professional digital platform and it intrigued me the most. LinkedIn does not broadcast all it's changes so you have to either find it and learn about it from others.

From your experience, do companies leverage the intelligence obtained through Linkedin or they don't rip the benefits yet? This relates to the digital age which should be embraced by modern corporations in order to survive.

Large companies know how to use LinkedIn but the 80 - 90 percent of small to mid sized companies don't know, don't know all the tools, don't have someone knowledgeable, or don't have the time to reap the benefits of LinkedIn.

Your forecast on social media in the future. How they will evolve?

A peek into the future of digital will be companies will need to embrace visual or video like Tumblr, Meerkat, Periscope, or Snapchat and other future digital platforms. Businesses can no longer avoid social, digital, or visual media and keep up.

Please close this interview the way you see fit.

Two things people have to know: LinkedIn is not a place for your resume it is NOW your digital reputation and it's not a matter of which social or digital media you use, it is how WELL you use the media.

Find Bruce Bixler in the following links: